About Us

Baking has always been a source of comfort for me. In this age of isolation and distance, I wanted to find a creative way to connect with and spread comfort to the community I grew up in. After attending pastry school at the Institute of Culinary Education, interning at Gotham Bar & Grill, working as a bread baker at Union Square Cafe, and working as part of the start up team at Caffe Panna, I started Star Mountain Bakery to share what brings me joy: wholesome handmade babka and challah. 

My goal is to give everyone in Westchester access to fresh, unique babkas with a twist, created with safety in mind. I make these delicious treats adhering to social distancing practices and provide complimentary contactless delivery straight to your door. 

Choose from a range of family favorites, like classic chocolate and cinnamon sugar, or from a selection of seasonal sweet and savory flavors. Place an order for yourself, as a special treat for your friends and family, or to celebrate an event! 

Order by Thursday to get your handmade babka and challah delivered fresh on Friday.


-Chef Nat




Overnight Challah French Toast


  • Half a loaf of challah, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 TBSP butter 


Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, salt, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl. 

Pour into a 9x13 baking pan

Place slices of in the pan, face down in a single layer

Add thin slices of butter on top. cover and keep in the fridge overnight 

In the morning heat the oven to 350, flip over all the challah slices so the other side can soak up the egg mixture. Add a few more slices of butter on top. Bake for about 40 minutes, until challah pieces are golden brown on top.

Serve hot with some maple syrup, whipped cream, or fruit! 




Crunch Challah Croutons


  • Half a loaf of Challah, a few days old
  • 1 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP Salt
  • 1 tsp dried Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried Basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried Oregeno
  • 1/2 tsp dried Rosemarry


Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a sheet tray with parchment or a silpat to make clean up easier!

Using a bread knife, cut the Challah into 1/2 inch thick slices.

Then working with a stack of 3-4 slices at a time, cut Challah into 1/2 inch cubes. Toss the cubes in a bowl with your olive oil and seasonings and spread on your baking sheet.

You can add or omit any spices depending on your taste! Bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring the croutons every 10 minutes to get them evenly browned. Use in salads, to garnish soups, or as a crunchy snack!




Dreamy Babka French Toast


  • A loaf of babka, any flavor, cut into 1 inch slices 
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 TBSP butter 


Whisk eggs and milk in a bowl. Heat a frying pan with the butter.

Dip both sides of the babka slices in the egg mixture for a few seconds then place them in the hot pan to cook until golden brown.

Enjoy your dreamy babka french toast on its own or with your favorite breakfast accoutrements!





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